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Power Tower
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Overview of Cedar Point with Power Tower in the center

[hide]Cedar Point
Thrill Rides Status Operating
Opening date May 1998
[hide]Valleyfair
Status Operating
Opening date May 2000
Replaced Tot town
General Statistics
Attraction Type Space Shot, Turbo Drop
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Model Combo Tower
Height restriction 4 ft 4 in (132 cm)
Restraints Over-the-shoulder restraints
Fast Lane available at both parks

Power Tower is a thrill ride located at two Cedar Fair parks. The attractions are powered by air in large cylinders in which an aircraft steel cable, connected to the internal piston, travels and is also connected to the external rider car. Hydraulic cylinders at the base of the tower provide an extra measure of safety in case of a ride malfunction. Both rides were designed and manufactured by S&S Worldwide of Logan, Utah.

ContentsEdit

Cedar PointEdit

Power Tower at Cedar Point is a multi-tower attraction featuring a pair of Space Shot rides and a pair of Turbo Drop rides, arranged in a square-footprint with a crowning marquee and pyramid joining the four rides at their peaks. Power Tower is the only four-towered drop tower ride in the world, devoting two towers to each drop cycle. New LED lights were installed on Power Tower for the 2012 season.[1]

  • Height: 300 ft (91 m)
  • Drop height: 240 ft (73 m)
  • Top speed: 50 mph (80 km/h)
  • G-force: min -1.0 g, max +4.0
  • Ride Duration: 45 sec
  • Capacity: 1,700 rides per hour
  • Thrill Rating: 5

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ValleyfairEdit

[2][3]View of Power Tower at ValleyfairPower Tower at Valleyfair is a multi-tower attraction featuring a pair of Turbo Drop rides and a single Space Shot ride, arranged in a triangular-footprint with a crowning marquee joining the three rides at their peaks.

Power Tower is the tallest ride in Minnesota. The ride was originally intended to be 300 feet (91 m) tall, but the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits Valleyfair's rides from being built taller than 275 feet (84 m) because of the nearby Flying Cloud Airport.

  • Height: 275 ft (84 m)
  • Drop height: 250 ft (76 m)
  • Top Speed: 50 mph (80 km/h)
  • G-force: min -1.0 g, max +4.0
  • Ride Duration: 45 sec
  • Capacity: 1,300 rides per hour
  • Thrill Rating: 5

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RecordsEdit

Cedar Point's Power Tower was the tallest vertical ascending and descending thrill ride upon debut up until July 1998.

Preceded by

Pitt Fall

World's Tallest Vertical Drop Ride

May 1998–July 1998

Succeeded by

Supreme Scream

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cedar Point 2012". 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.experiencethepoint.com/rides/powert.asp
  3. ^ http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/archives/1999/stories/081899_01.shtml

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